The Geste of Knight Dragons is a comic book series that currently has more than 30 albums. The scriptwriter is Ange (the name of the couple formed by Anne Montenay Guéro and Gerard Guéro) and the artists and colorists are numerous artists who have succeeded over the years, with the series starting in 1998. The first artist was Alberto Varanda.
This is a series of heroic fantasy set in an alternative Middle Ages where the appearance of a dragon spreads a strange disease called Veill. All geographically close creatures, whether animal or plant, are affected, struck with madness, and then transform into monsters before dying. To stop the Dragons (and thus the Veill), an Order has been formed, that of the Knight Dragons, made up exclusively of virgin women. Not only are virgins not affected by the Veill, but they can also approach dragons without their senses being awakened.
From album to album, the adventures follow different Knight Dragons (each album following a quest, a pursuit and finally the death of the hunted Dragon) in various locations, allowing the universe of the series to expand.
Alberto VARANDA is a French cartoonist, born in Portugal.
Having arrived in France at the age of three and having settled with his family in Picardy, he soon turned to drawing and studied graphic design and illustration in Paris. It was during his studies that he met Xavier Fauche and Jean Léturgie, then writers of Lucky Luke. He then made sketches for Rantanplan Presse, which led him to meet André Franquin for the project Les Tifous. This meeting will be decisive in Varanda’s approach to his art, his demands on himself. Subsequently, he worked for Tintin Reporter and then for Spirou magazine.
Through one of his students (he gives drawing and illustration classes in Ville d'Avray, near Paris), he connects to the world of role-playing. For about ten years he will illustrate playing cards and other accessories, notably for In Nomine Satanis - Magma Veritas or Bitume. At the same time, at Vent d'Ouest, he published the series Reflet d'écume.
He made covers for novels at Fleuve Noir and published La Geste des Chevaliers-Dragons which imposed him in a Heroïc Fantaisy style, which is not unrelated to role-playing.
Under the influence of the birth of his son, he created Petit Pierrot, for Editions Soleil, which also gave birth to a whole collection para-BD. He then began the series Paradis Perdu (he only took part in Tome 1) and still at Soleil, he met Christopher Arleston (Lanfeust de Troy) with whom he began Elixir, a series fully Heroïc Fantaisy. With Olivier Vatine, he signed a one-shot : La Mort Vivante.